Writing: Daniel Hecht is the author of seven novels -- Skull Session, The Babel Effect, Puppets, City of Masks, Land of Echoes, Bones of the Barbary Coast, and On Brassard's Farm (April, 2018) -- published in 14 languages and over 100 editions throughout the world, including best-sellers in the United States, England, Holland, and Israel. His eighth novel is scheduled for publication in 2021.
Music: Formerly a musician, his albums of solo guitar compositions have been released by Windham Hill Records and other labels in the U.S. and Europe, and he has performed solo concerts throughout the United States, Europe, and China. Click here for more about his musical career and to hear selected cuts from his Willow album.
Nonprofit organizational development: In addition to his activities in the arts, he works as an organizational development consultant, project manager, and grants administrator for environmental and social services initiatives. He currently serves as executive director of Green Mountain Water Environment Association, a non-profit organization serving to increase public awareness of water quality issues and to support and educate water quality professionals throughout Vermont. He has served on State of Vermont international trade missions and State commissions for environmental enterprise, brownfields redevelopment, and nanotechnology. For more information on these activities, visit his LinkedIn profile by clicking here. You can also read his commentary on water quality developments and policy at www.gmweablog.com.
Education: Also an educator, he has taught Advanced Fiction Workshop, Grant Writing, Creative Writing, Technical Writing, American Literature, English Literature, Form and Theory of Fiction, and other courses at Community College of Vermont, Johnson State College, University of Iowa, and Champlain College.
Daniel Hecht was born into an artists' community founded by his father and mother in New York State. He has lived in New York, the Philippines, Wisconsin, Illinois, Washington DC, Virginia, California, Iowa, and Vermont.